Project Participants

University of North Carolina
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Isaac Taylor Hall
CB 7090
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Dr. O. W. Henson, Jr., Ph.D. Project Director:
Anatomist (human and comparative) and electrophysiologist. Played key role in image analysis and anatomical interpretations
Dr. Miriam Henson, PhD. Co PI:
Specimen preparation, organization and registry of data sets, researched fixatives and contrast agents to enhance imaging of membranes and fluid filled spaces
Arthur Keating, MS Biomedical engineer:
Art wrote the programs and macros that allowed us to use NIH Image for quantitative analysis of cross-sectional areas in spiral structures.
Thomas Hazel, MS Technician:
Graphics engineer; did all the initial work on quantification, reconstructions and 3D analysis of guinea pig cochlea and human middle ear.
Sheila St. Amour, MS Computer technician:
Reconstructions of mouse, bat, chinchilla and frog ears; supervision of student projects, coded and helped design this web site.
William Presson, BS Technician:
Segmentation, 3D reconstruction and analysis of guinea pig cochlea
Jennifer Stancil, BS Honors student
Reconstruction and analysis of gerbil temporal bones. Received special recognition from the North Carolina Academy of Science.
Jeff Wilson, MD Resident MD Resident
3D reconstruction and quantative analysis of the mustached bat inner ear.

Duke University
Center for In Vivo Microscopy
Box 3302 Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710

G. Allan Johnson, Ph.D. Director of Facilities:
A major source of ideas, suggestions and encouragement
Sally Gewalt, MS Software Applications & Visualization:
Carried out all MRM data collection, and made major contributions to image processing and 3D analysis.

Washington University
Department of Otolaryngology
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Alec N. Salt, Ph.D. Collaborator:
The group at Washington University prepared some of the guinea pig and chinchilla specimens and performed quantitative analyses of the cochlea fluid volumes in a number of species. The volume data have been used for computer simulations of drug movements in the cochlear fluids by this group.